Finding, applying for and interviewing for jobs is a lot of work and can be difficult. There are organizations in both Portland and Lewiston that offer assistance with each stage of the process.
About: The Greater Portland Career Center offers many different employment assistance and training services for free.
Phone: (207) 822-3300 or toll free at (877) 594-5627
Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services
About: Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services provides support for job searches. The organization helps with creating a resume, completing a job application, and developing interviewing skills and also provides connections with employers in the community.
Phone: (207) 871-7437
Goodwill Workforce Solutions
About: Goodwill Workforce Solutions has services specifically for youth. Youth Services helps young people find and apply for jobs, and develop skills that they need to be successful once they are employed.
Phone: (207) 370-3929
New Mainers Resource Center
About: The New Mainers Resource Center is located at Portland Adult Education. The organization helps professionals who are new to Maine and who are having trouble finding work in their field.
Phone: (207) 874-8155
Street Academy (a program of Portland Adult Education)
About: Street Academy is a program located at the Preble Street Teen Center that supports homeless youth in gaining an education and employment by helping them enroll in and attend school, making sure they have transportation to school, and providing job training and job placement services. The program also helps youth write resumes and prepare for job interviews.
Phone: (207) 874-1147
The Root Cellar
About: On Fridays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. staff and volunteers from the Root Cellar work with youth to teach basic work skills. The program also provides help with writing a resume, finding references, and finding a job.
Phone: (207) 774-3197
About: The Lewiston Career Center offers many different employment assistance and training services for free.
Phone: (207) 753-9001 or toll free at 1-800-741-2991
Tree Street Youth Center
About: Tree Street Youth’s StreetLeaders Program employs high school youth to be tutors and role models for younger students. The high school Street Leaders receive a stipend.
Phone: (207) 577-6386